DC Sports Huddle: Assessing the Howell factor and whether Rivera is right for the Commanders

January 5, 2023

Has Commanders coach Ron Rivera found his quarterback in Sam Howell? The fifth-round pick out of the North Carolina gets a chance to be a full-time starter in the pros. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

For the fifth straight season, the Washington Commanders will start a third different quarterback when rookie Sam Howell takes the field against Dallas. Should a good showing against the rival Cowboys get the 2022 fifth-round pick the inside track on the starting job next season? The WTOP Sports team opens its monthlong focus on Washington’s ongoing QB search.

Also inside the the D.C. Sports Huddle presented by MGM National Harbor: Ron Rivera is still confident in his approach despite the Commanders’ lack of tangible progress. Should Rivera get a fourth season in Washington?

Huddle up with WTOP Sports Director George Wallace, Senior Content Producer Rob Woodfork and fellow sports anchor Dave Preston.

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